contraer translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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contraer

  
a       vt  
1      [+enfermedad]   to contract frm  , catch
2      [+compromiso]   to make, take on  
  [+obligación]  
to take on, contract frm     
  [+deuda, crédito]  
to incur, contract frm     
contraer matrimonio (con algn)      to marry (sb)  
contrajo parentesco con la familia real      frm   she married into the royal family  
3      [+costumbre]   to get into, acquire frm  
4      [+músculo, nervio]   to contract  
tenía el rostro contraído por el dolor      his face was contorted o twisted with pain  
tanta pobreza le contrajo el corazón      such poverty made his heart bleed  
5      [+metal, objeto]   to cause to contract  
la humedad contrae las cuerdas      dampness causes the ropes to contract  
b    contraerse      vpr  
1    [músculo, nervio]   to contract  
se le quedó el músculo contraído      his muscle contracted o tightened  
2    [objeto, material]   to contract
3      (Ling)   to contract
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
contraer deudas exp.
to get into debt

Entry related to:deuda

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'contraer' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer matrimonio
exp.
contraer cargas financieras en exceso
v.
1) contraerse (vi), 2) contraer (vt)
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"contraer": examples and translations in context
Deberíamos preguntarles a los Intactos cómo evitan contraer la enfermedad. Perhaps we should ask the Untouched how they avoid contracting the disease.
Esas desigualdades a su vez influyen en la vulnerabilidad para contraer el VIH. Such inequalities in turn affect vulnerability to contracting HIV.
Hay muchas más maneras de contraer mono. There are plenty of other ways to contract mono.
Hay numerosas formas en que un preso pueda contraer esa enfermedad. There are numerous ways an inmate can contract that disease.
Como norma, los Estados serán renuentes a contraer obligaciones jurídicas o restricciones sobre una base unilateral. States will as a rule be reluctant to undertake legal obligations or restrictions on a unilateral basis.
Indonesia cree que la comunidad internacional debe contraer un compromiso sincero para erradicar el flagelo del VIH. Indonesia believes that the international community should undertake a sincere commitment to eradicate the scourge of HIV.
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